I am hugely blessed (and definitely humbled) whenever I hear that something I’ve written has made a difference in the life of another person. John White is a good friend. We’ve known him and his wife, Tamela, for almost 15 years. I have been watching what the Lord is doing through Lk10, the organization that he runs, with keen interest, and love the impact that it’s having on house churches around the world. It’s a privilege to partner with them in working for the Kingdom. Here’s what John writes:
Teamwork in house church ministry
Over the last 15 years, I’ve watched as the Lord has used Felicity (and Tony) to introduce the concept of house church (church as a small intimate family of faith) to literally thousands of people around the world. This has occurred through teaching at dozens of conferences and, perhaps even more broadly, through writing (books, blogs). What an impact she has had for the Kingdom!
It’s been our privilege recently in the LK10 Community to team up with Felicity to provide follow-up for some of those she has initially touched. Specifically, our mission at LK10 has two parts. First, to provide ongoing “how to” training (see our Church 101 Course). Second, to provide ongoing relational support and encouragement for house church leaders (see our Leader 101 Course). (For more information about these two Courses, see our website at http://www.lk10.com/
Here are some recent examples of how Felicity’s ministry and LK10 compliment each other…
- Liv in Norway. “I found a link (to LK10) in Felicity Dale’s blog… (Writing to LK10) We want to grow as a “house church”, but are not sure how.”
- Marie in Australia. (I found LK10) through Felicity Dale’s blog… I love the way Father God’s timing is so perfect. I am very pleased to be able to be involved in the LK10 community. Thanks for your support!” (Marie is just beginning Church 101.)
- Bob and Barb in Germany. “We “stumbled upon” LK10 while looking at the Dale’s website… When I found your website (LK10), I felt that a relationship with the Lk10 community could be very encouraging and beneficial to us. Barb and I look forward to taking the Church 101 course.” Several months after the initial contact with Bob and Barb, they told their story here. http://www.lk10.com/lk10-spreads-to-germany-and-uganda/
I am so grateful for the many ways we have been able to team up with Felicity (and Tony) over the last 15 years including the current way our ministries are meshing together.
According to a good and informative 2013 year-end status report by Leadership Network providing statistics on the state of mega-churches in this country, almost 10 percent of Protestant churchgoers attend a mega-church.
According to a Pew Forum report in December 2009, (if there is a more recent report, I am not aware of it), 9 percent of Protestants “attend religious services in homes.”